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(NYPost)   Gainesville college students who went out partying in bars claiming their college town "barely has any" COVID-19 cases...well you can figure out what happened next   (nypost.com) divider line
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3 days ago  
They fix the cable?
 
3 days ago  
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/Ok that might be a little harsh
 
3 days ago  

HighOnCraic: They fix the cable?


Don't be fatuous Jeffrey HighOnCraic.
 
3 days ago  
Coronavirus tip:  If you have 1 official case, you have 9 unofficial.  If you have 10 official cases, you have 90 unofficial.  I realize you're attending Florida, but Alachua County has had 1,159 cases inclusive.  How many cases do you think that they're have been in total?
 
3 days ago  
I don't blame the young idiots that went to bars.  I blamed the old idiots paid to do their f$cking job that re-opened the bars.  I blame the idiots that did not financially support the businesses that should be closed.

I blame Republicans who blindly follow their dear leader.
 
3 days ago  
They stole the "e" from Gainesville and won't give it back?
 
3 days ago  
I think it will be important for universities to have more than distancing rules when the kids come back.  They have to enforce them vigorously, get the kids to help with enforcement, and talk to them right up front about certain bad ideas.

One of them is confusing cause and effect.  This kid thought that she didn't have to take precautions because there were few cases.  People need to understand that IF there are few cases, it's BECAUSE people are taking precautions.
 
3 days ago  
Why is a graduate still in Gainesville? I went to UF. There's nothing there but UF. Once you're done with school, there's really just about zero reason to stay.
 
3 days ago  
They all learned an important lesson:  Everyone has cooties.
 
3 days ago  
What do you expect from a 21 year old girl? Good judgement? The majority of them do all their thinking with their vagina. The ones that think with their brain aren't in the bars in the middle of a goddamn pandemic.
 
3 days ago  

Walker: They stole the "e" from Gainesville and won't give it back?


Now that's a prank. Why didn't those geeks in Pasdena ever think of that?
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  

Poopspasm: Why is a graduate still in Gainesville? I went to UF. There's nothing there but UF. Once you're done with school, there's really just about zero reason to stay.


Uh, the bar scene?
 
3 days ago  

HighOnCraic: They fix the cable?


Done in one, we can all go home now
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  

mrshowrules: I don't blame the young idiots that went to bars.  I blamed the old idiots paid to do their f$cking job that re-opened the bars.  I blame the idiots that did not financially support the businesses that should be closed.

I blame Republicans who blindly follow their dear leader.



I blame the young idiots too.

What the everlasting fark are you doing in college if not getting an education?  Learning to think, absorbing information like a sponge.
 
3 days ago  

Short Victoria's War: Poopspasm: Why is a graduate still in Gainesville? I went to UF. There's nothing there but UF. Once you're done with school, there's really just about zero reason to stay.

Uh, the bar scene?


I assure you, there are bars in other places. Especially in June during COVID. School is out and Gainesville is a ghost town. If it was football season (if football season was even a likely prospect) I could see it, but this? I honestly don't get it.
 
3 days ago  
It looks like they aren't teaching mathematics very well there if they didn't learn about non-linear expansion.
 
3 days ago  
"Bars. Bars are really not good." -- Dr. Anthony Fauci

- Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 30, 2020
 
3 days ago  
I am in Gainesville and this is the first I've heard of it. I am not suprised. Alachua county has mandatory mask rule and desantis sorta closed bars state wide again. Horse ... Barn door yada yada
 
3 days ago  
I'm guessing they didn't tell anyone to stop submitting farking New York Post articles
 
3 days ago  
I love smoking weed but weed apparel is as farking corny as chicken shiat
 
3 days ago  

Fast Talkin Fanny: What do you expect from a 21 year old girl? Good judgement? The majority of them do all their thinking with their vagina. The ones that think with their brain aren't in the bars in the middle of a goddamn pandemic.


Man, college has changed.  We were up to our armpits in drugs, now they're up to their balls...
 
3 days ago  
FTA: "Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has blamed younger people for the state's dramatic surge in coronavirus cases - claiming they can't be forced to comply with social distancing measures."

That's because you haven't even tried. It's just like a posted speed limit, it's only as effective as it's enforced. When there are zero repercussions for businesses that willingly let people engage in risky behavior there is no reason for businesses, or their patrons to comply.
 
3 days ago  

mrshowrules: I don't blame the young idiots that went to bars.  I blamed the old idiots paid to do their f$cking job that re-opened the bars.  I blame the idiots that did not financially support the businesses that should be closed.

I blame Republicans who blindly follow their dear leader.


And you're correct to do so, but pay particular attention to what how this is reported by the NY POST.  It quotes DeSantis blaming kids for Florida's surge, and uses these particular girls as examples without also providing essential context - Florida's bars were open because DeSantis opened them.

It's subtle, but it's biased.
 
3 days ago  

mrshowrules: I don't blame the young idiots that went to bars.  I blamed the old idiots paid to do their f$cking job that re-opened the bars.  I blame the idiots that did not financially support the businesses that should be closed.

I blame Republicans who blindly follow their dear leader.


I still can't believe DeSantis blames the kids. Are young people reckless? Sure. But those young people are living in a state that YOU GOVERN. This sqaurely on you.
 
3 days ago  
I, for one, am glad to see her in the required college uniform: an Adidas/Cannabis parody sweat shirt. She's just so cool. Stay classy.
 
3 days ago  

Rapmaster2000: Coronavirus tip:  If you have 1 official case, you have 9 unofficial.  If you have 10 official cases, you have 90 unofficial.  I realize you're attending Florida, but Alachua County has had 1,159 cases inclusive.  How many cases do you think that they're have been in total?


Trying to follow the logic. Do you agree that COVID is so benign in 90% of cases, people don't even realize they're infected?  Seems like it poses very, very, very little danger to the bunch of dumb 20 somethings running around spreading it among each other.  I'm not sure how people are letting the media have it both ways.  It's either super dangerous, or super common, but by the case/death/antibody numbers, it's just not possible it's both.
 
3 days ago  

Sandelaphon: It looks like they aren't teaching mathematics very well there if they didn't learn about non-linear expansion.


I sometimes tutor algebra. This pandemic has at least given me a real life example with which to teach exponential equations and graphs. Lol
 
3 days ago  
I live in Ocala, and go to a bar that virtually there no one goes to college or has already been.  It is a sort of an upscale pool hall.

A buddy owns it.

I stopped in last Thursday before the bars had closed.  It was packed to the gills, no masks, more so than before covid, and most were middle aged to old rednecks.
 
3 days ago  

mrshowrules: I don't blame the young idiots that went to bars.  I blamed the old idiots paid to do their f$cking job that re-opened the bars.  I blame the idiots that did not financially support the businesses that should be closed.

I blame Republicans who blindly follow their dear leader.


Yeah, I'm sure that chick just took her MAGA hat off for the selfie.

News flash, most dumb kids speeding COVID aren't Republicans.

Go look at a heat map of cases in Texas and compare it to a electoral map. All of the hot spots are also the blue spots.  Why do the local governments allowing this to happen in their cities get a pass?

It seems like there is a categorization error being propagated. If a state vote 55% republican, but 90% of the COVID cases are in the blue-run cities, how is this a state level issue and not a failing at the city level?
 
3 days ago  

GrinzGrimly: Rapmaster2000: Coronavirus tip:  If you have 1 official case, you have 9 unofficial.  If you have 10 official cases, you have 90 unofficial.  I realize you're attending Florida, but Alachua County has had 1,159 cases inclusive.  How many cases do you think that they're have been in total?

Trying to follow the logic. Do you agree that COVID is so benign in 90% of cases, people don't even realize they're infected?  Seems like it poses very, very, very little danger to the bunch of dumb 20 somethings running around spreading it among each other.  I'm not sure how people are letting the media have it both ways.  It's either super dangerous, or super common, but by the case/death/antibody numbers, it's just not possible it's both.


Do you play russian roulette?  Let's say you have a pile of guns, all have a single bullet in each.

How many times are you willing to pick up a gun and pull its trigger at your head before you begin to say, "OK maybe I'm pressing my luck a little bit here." If nothing happens on the first pull, do you say the danger of russian roulette is totally overblown?

Hint: So far nothing's saying that once you catch the coronavirus, you can't catch it again.
 
3 days ago  

Xcott: I think it will be important for universities to have more than distancing rules when the kids come back.  They have to enforce them vigorously, get the kids to help with enforcement, and talk to them right up front about certain bad ideas.

One of them is confusing cause and effect.  This kid thought that she didn't have to take precautions because there were few cases.  People need to understand that IF there are few cases, it's BECAUSE people are taking precautions.


Believe me, lots of folks are working on it but we're dealing with college students here.  They haven't fully developed long term thinking skills.

Sports are going to be the killer, especially contact sports. "Let's jam kids into a bus, drive a couple of hours to another school, have them pile on top of each other while not wearing masks, then come back on the bus again"  We've already had faculty say that if the football team has a normal season they won't teach them in person.
 
3 days ago  

Marcos P: I love smoking weed but weed apparel is as farking corny as chicken shiat


Like most college fashion, it means, "Do you want to shag? Here is what gets my consent."
 
3 days ago  

Bennie Crabtree: Marcos P: I love smoking weed but weed apparel is as farking corny as chicken shiat

Like most college fashion, it means, "Do you want to shag? Here is what gets my consent."


Well, Step One to consent, anyway.
 
3 days ago  

theflatline: I live in Ocala


I'm sorry.
 
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GrinzGrimly: It's either super dangerous, or super common, but by the case/death/antibody numbers, it's just not possible it's both.


Sure it can.  It depends on who it's super-dangerous to.
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So even if we cut these numbers by a factor of 10, and that's using the theory we are both working on, that means that 1.5% of 80 somethings who get it will die.  Now, you say, but 0.5% of flu suffers die, but the same issue is in play.  If you factor in actual death rates, the flu kills 0.05% of people it infects.  So the coronavirus is still 3 times as deadly as the flu for 80 year-olds.

It would be fine if we could isolate a bunch of twenty-somethings on to an island, but unfortunately they continue to interact with those who are not twenty-somethings.

I don't want it both ways.  My logic is consistent.

You want it one way:  ignore the problem and it goes away.  This describes how millions of humans deal with risk.  Ignore my diet, and heart disease goes away.  Ignore life insurance, and dying goes away.  Ignore retirement saving, and retirement needs go away.
 
3 days ago  

Fast Talkin Fanny: What do you expect from a 21 year old girl? Good judgement? The majority of them do all their thinking with their vagina. The ones that think with their brain aren't in the bars in the middle of a goddamn pandemic.


I expect a 21 year old adult to act like an adult.  You don't get to pretend to be a child when it suits you to not take responsibility for your actions.
 
3 days ago  

Marcos P: I love smoking weed but weed apparel is as farking corny as chicken shiat


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3 days ago  

GrinzGrimly: It seems like there is a categorization error being propagated. If a state vote 55% republican, but 90% of the COVID cases are in the blue-run cities, how is this a state level issue and not a failing at the city level?


A good number of states have issued orders that supercede any requirements or recommendations that municipalities or counties have issued.
 
3 days ago  

GrinzGrimly: mrshowrules: I don't blame the young idiots that went to bars.  I blamed the old idiots paid to do their f$cking job that re-opened the bars.  I blame the idiots that did not financially support the businesses that should be closed.

I blame Republicans who blindly follow their dear leader.

Yeah, I'm sure that chick just took her MAGA hat off for the selfie.

News flash, most dumb kids speeding COVID aren't Republicans.

Go look at a heat map of cases in Texas and compare it to a electoral map. All of the hot spots are also the blue spots.  Why do the local governments allowing this to happen in their cities get a pass?

It seems like there is a categorization error being propagated. If a state vote 55% republican, but 90% of the COVID cases are in the blue-run cities, how is this a state level issue and not a failing at the city level?


Do  the math the right way.  Most large cities where people live in close proximity generally tend to be democratic.

People who live in close proximity tend to get hit first. But those democratic areas flattened the curve.

Now do the math on Texas, Arizona, and Florida. Heavy GOP states who opened up to early and did not enforce shiat.  Hot beds.

And of course there is the study that showed that there is a higher number of Covid amongst Fox News viewers.
 
3 days ago  
She needs a better thermometer. That one told me I had a fever for two weeks. It told me that my wife registered 108.2 a week into being sick. We had to get a mercury one from a friend. We were both 98.6.

I farkING HATE THAT THERMOMETER!
 
3 days ago  

Rapmaster2000: GrinzGrimly: It's either super dangerous, or super common, but by the case/death/antibody numbers, it's just not possible it's both.

Sure it can.  It depends on who it's super-dangerous to.
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So even if we cut these numbers by a factor of 10, and that's using the theory we are both working on, that means that 1.5% of 80 somethings who get it will die.  Now, you say, but 0.5% of flu suffers die, but the same issue is in play.  If you factor in actual death rates, the flu kills 0.05% of people it infects.  So the coronavirus is still 3 times as deadly as the flu for 80 year-olds.

It would be fine if we could isolate a bunch of twenty-somethings on to an island, but unfortunately they continue to interact with those who are not twenty-somethings.

I don't want it both ways.  My logic is consistent.

You want it one way:  ignore the problem and it goes away.  This describes how millions of humans deal with risk.  Ignore my diet, and heart disease goes away.  Ignore life insurance, and dying goes away.  Ignore retirement saving, and retirement needs go away.


We also need to stop focusing so much on the mortality rate and start broadly acknowledging that people don't want to get C19 at all due to the much higher probability of it farking up your organs and possibly reducing your lifespan and well as costing countless billions, maybe even trillions, in future medical expenses.
 
3 days ago  

GrinzGrimly: Rapmaster2000: Coronavirus tip:  If you have 1 official case, you have 9 unofficial.  If you have 10 official cases, you have 90 unofficial.  I realize you're attending Florida, but Alachua County has had 1,159 cases inclusive.  How many cases do you think that they're have been in total?

Trying to follow the logic. Do you agree that COVID is so benign in 90% of cases, people don't even realize they're infected?  Seems like it poses very, very, very little danger to the bunch of dumb 20 somethings running around spreading it among each other.  I'm not sure how people are letting the media have it both ways.  It's either super dangerous, or super common, but by the case/death/antibody numbers, it's just not possible it's both.


If you'd like to noodle this some more, consider Bergamo, Italy which is the most infected coronavirus  city in the world.  57% of Bergamo residents have Covid-19 antibodies.  What effect did a "super common" disease have?  According to Italy's National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), at the height of the outbreak in March, 568% more people died in Bergamo compared with the 2015-2019 average. The city and the surrounding province have reported 13,600 total COVID-19 cases.

https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-tes​t​s-show-half-of-people-in-italys-bergam​o-have-antibodies/a-53739727

It managed to kill 5.5 times as many people over the average.  It was super common and super dangerous.
 
3 days ago  

theteacher: It told me that my wife registered 108.2 a week into being sick.


Wow!  That's like call the ambulance and then the coroner temp.  Glad you knew better than to believe it based on how she was actually feeling, but it must have been scary.
 
3 days ago  

GrinzGrimly: It seems like there is a categorization error being propagated. If a state vote 55% republican, but 90% of the COVID cases are in the blue-run cities,


Pandemic ain't over yet.  Not even close.  Even if you believe in 10 times, that put's America at only 5-6 antibody rate%.  NYC got to 25% antibody rate by the end of Apric.  That took a lot of dead people.

You've got a long way to go.  I thought the "Nobody I know here in Texas got sick so NYC sucks" people all left.
 
3 days ago  

Fast Talkin Fanny: What do you expect from a 21 year old girl? Good judgement? The majority of them do all their thinking with their vagina. The ones that think with their brain aren't in the bars in the middle of a goddamn pandemic.


Yup. Government funded sex toys should be a thing so they stay home.
 
3 days ago  
GrinzGrimly: Why do the local governments allowing this to happen in their cities get a pass?

Because most American cities are too small geographically for their individual uncoordinated efforts to matter much? If city A closes everything, and city B that it shares a border with doesn't. All of the chucklefarks from A will go get sick in the bars in B. Meanwhile, politicians in B are touting their amazing new policy that is driving an increase in sales at local businesses.
 
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